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Bates, Eliza J. (nee Rea?) b.c.1823-4; d.1913 Paul Morrison
Fleming/Flemming, Robert b.1852; d.1936 Janet Flandrensis
Fullerton, Andrew b.1831; d.1899 Heather Brownett
Fullerton, Ann (nee Walker) b.1830; d.1919 Heather Brownett
Lewin, Margaret (nee Mulgrew) b.c.1850; d.1899 Marianne Young
Lewin, Martin b.c.1847; d.1901 Marianne Young
Mullan, George b.1843; d.1899 Mary Skipworth
Rooke (Rourke), Andrew b.1835; d.1917 Denise Bell
Rush, John b.c.1836; d.1913 Stephen Gard
Rush, Michael b.c.1843; d.1922 Stephen Gard
Rush, William b.c.1850; d.1914 Stephen Gard


Robert Fleming/Flemming born 1852 Dromore Tyrone. Died Orange NSW, Australia March 1936. headstone photo


Andrew Rooke (Rourke) born 1835 Tyrone, died 1 Apr 1917 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Andrew arrived in Port Phillip (Melbourne) Australia aboard the Wallace 1843 with his parents James & Jane Rourke, brother John and sister Mary. Two other siblings Jane and Letitia died during the voyage. The family settled in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

The Ballarat Courier (Vic) Monday 2 April 1917 - OBITUARY

The Many friends of Mr Andrew (Teddy) Rooke will regret to learn of his death, which took place yesterday after a short illness. The deceased was a well-known and respected resident, and for 43 years was in the employ of M'Culloch, forwarding agents. Prior to that he was employ ed by Messrs Smith and Craig. He arrived in Victoria when only eight years old, and was a colonist of 74 years. Much sympathy has been expressed with the family in their sad bereavement. The funeral takes place on Tuesday at the New Cemetery.

N.B.: Andrew is the brother of Mary Rooke listed on the "Victorian (Australia) marriages and deaths 1853-1911 of people who gave their birth place as Tyrone"


The funeral of the late Mrs. Eliza J. Bates took place yesterday morning[26 Feb 1913], and was largely attended. The interment took place in the Methodist portion of the Perthville Cemetery. The Rev. J. Marshall Brown officiated at the church and graveside. Verses of the hymn 'Rock of Ages' were sung prior to the church service. The deceased was 89 years of age. Born in Tyrone, Ireland, she came to this State at the age of 13 years, and took up her residence at O'Connell Plains, and had since lived in the Bathurst district. Her husband predeceased her by 12 years. The bereaved relatives include seven sons and two daughters. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mrs. Wellington and Son, the coffin being of polished cedar, with silver mountings. National Advocate, Bathurst, NSW 27 Feb 1913

Notes - As can be seen in the obituary, she came to Australia from Tyrone, Ireland. Born in 1823-24. Furthermore, her marriage was to John Bates in 1843, in the Bathurst district. Her surname was listed as "Rea" though I think this was the first 3 letters, or abbreviated. (Source: NSW BDM)


Margaret Lewin (nee Mulgrew) was born in Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone c. 1850, daughter of William Mulgrew and Margaret Fox. She emigrated alone to Australia aboard the “Oceanica” aged 20 (this is unlikely as she married in 1872 aged 22!) from Liverpool and arrived in Melbourne in July of 1865. She married Martin Lewin a native of Ennis, Co. Clare on 6 November 1872 in St. Peter’s Church, Melbourne. They had six children, Elizabeth, Margaret, Martin (died aged 6), Florence, Thomas and Mabel.

Margaret died aged 45 on 20 October 1899 and is buried in an unmarked grave with her son Martin Jr. and two other members of her family in the Church of England section of Melbourne General Cemetery.

Her husband Martin Lewin died 20 June 1901 and is buried alone in the Roman Catholic section of Melbourne General Cemetery.

There are many conflicting dates for Margaret’s birth according to later records so perhaps you may have a baptism or birth registration for her which may clarify this for the family.

The Age Newspaper - 20 June 1901 - LEWIN – The Friends of the late Mr MARTIN LEWIN are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of internment in the Melbourne General Cemetery.  The funeral is appointed to leave his residence No 381 Spencer St. Melbourne THIS DAY (Thursday) 20th June at 3 o’clock. JONES BROTHERS Undertakers, 193 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 136 Victoria street North Melbourne and suburbs. Telephone 361 - Funeral Notice

The Age 23 October 1899 - LEWIN – On the 21st October at 25 Fleet street Fitzroy, Margaret the dearly beloved wife of Martin Lewin aged 47 years. Death Notice

The Age 19 June 1901 - LEWIN – On the 18 June at his residence 381 Spencer street West Melbourne, Martin Lewin, aged 54 years R.I.P. Death Notice

Marriage Certificate showing the details of parentage, age etc.


Mullan, George, gold miner, born 1843 Dungannon, Co Tyrone, died 1899 Liverpool Asylum NSW

Source: Transcription of NSW death record.


Andrew Fullerton b. 1831 Omagh, Co. Tyrone (son of Andrew Fullerton b. 1805 d. 12 April 1887 and Mary ROGERS b. 1811 d. 6 May 1904) died 10 April 1899 and is buried at Toowong Cemetery, Queensland, Australia. He married Ann Walker b. 1 January 1830 on 5 May 1855 Cappagh, Co. Tyrone (daughter of John Walker b. Ireland and Margaret Gibson b. Omagh, Co. Tyrone). Ann died 19 January 1919 and is buried at Toowong Cemetery, Queensland, Australia





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